Monday, November 2, 2015

From my Gartner Blog - We are hiring!

My team (Gartner for Technical Professionals) is hiring again. We are looking for an analyst to cover network security; firewalls, IDS, that kind of stuff. Here are the details of the job:

Research Director, Network Security Expert
  • Create and maintain high quality, accurate, and in depth documents or architecture positions in information security, infrastructure security, network security, and/or related coverage areas;
  • Prepare for and respond to customer questions (inquiries/dialogues) during scheduled one hour sessions with accurate information and actionable advice, subject to capacity and demand;
  • Prepare and deliver analysis in the form of presentation(s) delivered at one or more of the company’s Catalyst conferences, Summit, Symposium, webinars, or other industry speaking events;
  • Participate in industry conferences and vendor briefings, as required to gather research and maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise;
  • Perform limited analyst consulting subject to availability and management approval;
  • Support business development for GTP by participating in sales support calls/visits subject to availability and management approval;
  • Contribute to research planning and development by participating in planning meetings, contributing to peer reviews, and research community meetings;
  • Other duties and roles as assigned that complement the primary analysis and research role.

And what kind of candidate are we looking for? Here it is:

  • At least 15 years of progressively senior technical IT security and architecture experience gained in an end user or vendor organization, consulting and/or research roles as a technical expert in two or more of the following topics;
    • Infrastructure security for networks, computing, and storage systems
    • Network security architecture and zoning
    • Firewalls
    • Intrusion prevention/detection systems
    • Software-defined data center/network security architecture
    • Network virtualization security
  • Excellent writing and research skills coupled with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, including large audiences (300+ people)
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related area
  • Ability to take a position, based on facts, and support that position to clients, both external and internal, with clear analysis
  • Broad knowledge of IT security and risk management industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Ability to identify how changing technologies will impact technology choices in architectural decisions
  • Ability to travel approximately 20 to 25% of the time

 Do you think you would be a good fit for the job? Apply Here!

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